In any company or businesslike organisation there are a lot of development needs in different areas. How high do you rank value of business change development and related capabilities in your company or organisation based on the targets that you have and on market environment that you operate?
At what level are your business change development activities currently?
Many companies still have no development process for business changes at all. Often they also confuse business change with organisational change. Some have a business development process to support only incremental business changes. What is your situation? How do you cover major business changes?
Do you have facts?
If changes have any value to you they should not “just happen and then we forget them” . You should first have basic facts of them: how often you make changes, how often they succeed, how much time and resources they take etc. If you have managed business changes you should then be able to see what kind of impact different improvements to change development have. A change is a failure even if it ultimately succeeds but years too late.
Do you apply “conference room development” in major business changes?
Conference room development means a process where time is spent in meetings and workshops at conference room environment the outcome being written plans. If there is no practical development in business changes it is highly probable that your business change turns into ineffective and bureaucratic process with high risks.
Do you have business development gap in your company?
It means that you have only the extremes: product/service development for incremental and business innovation development for radical changes. This suits for biggest corporations. They can sell or shut down old businesses and have resources to start radically new businesses from scratch with new people. Most other companies need business change development to bridge the gap and make smoother transitions.
Remote work at use?
Remote work is easier when it is matter of an existing business. In a major business change you will meet new challenges. How to do business change development and get proper commitment requires new ways of doing development. It is not matter of only internal people but all business relevant parties need to get involved. It helps when there is already a culture of making business changes in a systematic way.